So, I decided to test and see how long I could get away without changing my pump site (I have always done 3 days). I got a really great spot the night of Nov. 30, and since my insulin needs were so much lower than normal this week, I had lots left in my reservoir. I’ve heard of some people leaving their sites in for up to 6 days, and I wanted to see what would work for me.
Well, I found out all right.
Yesterday, day 4, was totally fine. Today…not so much. I started rising a bit more in the morning, but not out of control. Maybe 120s. Then rose more during exercise, and was completely craptastic after breakfast. Though, I didn’t realize it because my CGM managed to get 40 points off. Way to be awesome, CGMS. >__>
I stayed around the 150 range during the morning hours of work and changed my site first thing when I went home for lunch.
Spiked really high after lunch, around 220 (ate 31 carbs). I think it was because I was starting high, and my basal in the new site hadn’t kicked in yet.
Now, a couple hours later, I dropping back to normal. Just like magic!
Well, now I know I shouldn’t leave a site in past 4 days. Definitely do not want a repeat of this!
I really loved my site this week though. I was pretty bummed to change it. And it’s not like I even mind changing infusion sets. I fill the reservoir ahead of time, and that’s the only part I find to be annoying. Everything else takes all of a couple seconds and the needle doesn’t hurt. But finding a nice convenient site…that’s tricky!